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LifeWay Curriculum - Quarterly - Click here to learn more

Connect Grow Serve Go - Discovery/Balanced/Integrated

Sunday School is the intentional, foundational, open-group discipleship strategy for your church, Sunday School is designed to help adults encounter God through His Word; minister to members and prospects; and invite persons to come to Christ, to be part of the church and to join God at work.

YOU: Connect, Grow, Serve, Go - Quarterly
Lifeway's adult Sunday School curriculum is a flexible quarterly resource - with a magazine look and feel - offering biblically based, culturally relevant lessons to help your members connect, grow, serve, and ultimately be engaged in impacting the world for God.

Distinctives
  • Resources to improve teaching
  • Ideas to strengthen your Christian-education ministry
  • Short, concise, and easy-to-use teaching plans without eliminating biblical depth
  • Teaching plans that encourage discussions, not lectures
  • Flexible teaching options designed with all learning styles in mind
  • Articles that address real issues of real people


Explore the Bible - All of the Bible for All of Life - Quarterly
Explore the Bible is a structured, in-depth study of all 66 books of the Bible. The study has been around for almost three decades (originally called the Bible Book Series) yet it continues to be one of the most popular Sunday School series. In fact, this study is full of paradoxes: it digs deeply into the Bible's history yet offers life application for today. It's comprehensive and systematic yet offers flexible teaching-plan options. It's three other languages and for the Deaf, Explore the Bible has impacted millions of lives around the world. Yet fresh discoveries are still awaiting all those who are ready to explore some more.

Distinctives
  • Eight year scope and sequence


Bible Studies for Life - Adults - Quarterly

The Bible Studies for Life: Adults equip people to understand how faith impacts their families, their careers, and their struggles. And all the while challenging them to live out their faith, right where they are, right as they are.


Features
  • Unique age level options: Young Adults, Adults, Senior Adults
  • Designed around three spheres of life: Christ, community and culture
  • One main Bible point in each session to help leaders have greater impact
  • New 13 week studies are released each quarter which contain two six week studies, plus one special focus session
  • Leader and Personal Study Guides available for each new study
  • Extra helps are available for purchase separately, including: commentaries, Biblical Illustrator and a Leader Pack
  • Leader Pack includes a short video from the author to aid leader's preparation for each session
  • Two six week studies per year fully align all age groups on the same Scripture passages to allow for church wide campaigns
  • Free videos to help promote each study






  • Bible Studies for Senior Adults - Quarterly
    Bible Studies for Life curriculum is designed to help adults know, be and do all God desires for them. Life-stage focused leader and learner resources are based on a comprehensive scope addressing crucial areas of adult spiritual development: 1) Bible knowledge and understanding, including areas such as Bible books, doctrines, people, and classic passages; 2) godly values such as integrity, leadership, and community; and 3) living with purpose, including life needs and skills such as decision making, relationships, and spiritual disciplines.

    Distinctives
    • Based on three year scope and sequence
    • Geared toward retired adults




    Bible Studies for Life KJV Adults - Quarterly
    Bible Studies for Life curriculum is designed to help adults know, be and do all God desires for them. Life-stage focused leader and learner resources are based on a comprehensive scope addressing crucial areas of adult spiritual development: 1) Bible knowledge and understanding, including areas such as Bible books, doctrines, people, and classic passages; 2) godly values such as integrity, leadership, and community; and 3) living with purpose, including life needs and skills such as decision making, relationships, and spiritual disciplines.

    Distinctives
    • Based on three year scope and sequence
    • Geared toward adults of all ages and all life stages




    Baptist Adults - Quarterly
    Quarterly periodical for all adults in Discipleship Training includes learning and training experiences in a relaxed atmosphere without detailed preparation and lengthy sessions. Focus areas are: fruit of the Spirit, gifts of the Spirit, family issues and needs, Bible study, devotion, and prayer life, and servant hood and ministry.

    Distinctives
    • User-friendly leadership helps included
    • Strong biblical and doctrinal emphasis in each issue
    • Dated sessions for each Sunday as well as bonus sessions for specific age-group needs
    • Written with a warm, concise, nonacademic style with real-life stories and illustrations


    HomeLife Magazine - Quarterly
    LifeWay's premier family magazine, HomeLife has been trusted by churches for more than 60 years. HomeLife helps families put Jesus at the core of their homes and build spiritual foundations that last for generations. The stories are about real people struggling with real life issues and opportunities. Unique and exciting activities, as well as fresh ideas for families, marriages, and personal development, make HomeLife a great resource for home use.

    Living with Teenagers Magazine - Quarterly
    Monthly magazine offers plenty of help and hope for parents of teens from a Christian perspective. Great resource for student ministry, too. Living with Teenagers can help you guide parents through these sometimes difficult parenting years.

    Distinctives
    • Includes articles for parents based on student's KNOWN Sunday School topics
    • Family discussion questions based on KNOWN article
    • Guidance to avoid common parenting mistakes
    • Unique insights into the inner world of teens
    • Practical tips for raising godly teens
    • Wise counsel form experts in the field


    Mature Living Magazine - Quarterly
    This award-winning, monthly magazine focuses on the personal and spiritual needs of senior adults to encourage growth, hope and fulfillment in Christian living. Popular features include "Grandparents" Brag Board, "Cracker Barrel", "Your Mind and Your Body" and "Money Matters".

    ParentlLife Magazine - Quarterly
    Offers help, information, and advice in all the areas parents are seeking godly guidance for their children: health, education, discipline, safety and spiritual development. Every monthly issue gives parents practical ideas, weekly family devotional ideas, and insights to help them meet responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting.

    BabyLife Magazine - Quarterly
    This special issue of ParentLife celebrates the first two years of a baby's life. Parents will find encouragement and biblical solutions to transform them into the parents God created them to be. They'll also find practical advice and information on their baby's development and care. A great resource for parent ministries and outreach and an excellent witnessing tool for Christian obstetricians, pediatricians, and faith-based hospitals.

    Deacon Magazine - Quarterly
    Practical magazine for deacons to learn more about their ministry roles in your church and community, from visitation to dealing with church conflict. Includes inspirational devotions for your deacons' meetings. Order this quarterly magazine for all your deacons and staff.

    Journey Magazine - Quarterly
    Journey magazine is a devotional magazine for women with wonderful feminine appeal. The daily devotional content will be deeper in substance but not overwhelming for women with jam-packed schedules. Journey's focus remains consistent - to help women develop a daily quiet time that allows them to pray, read God's Word, and listen for God to speak to them.

    Distinctives
    • Conversations, a department that facilitates relationships and appear every other month
    • Frazzled Female, which includes excerpts from Cindi Wood's popular book
    • Going Beyond, written by Priscilla Shirer and appearing monthly
    • etc features practical tips, useful Websites, and more
    • Cafe Connection offers unique perspectives from different life stages and appears six times a year


    Open Windows Magazine - Quarterly
    For more than 70 years this dynamic, personal worship guide has provided believers a plan for a meaningful 10-minute or longer devotional time. Each quarterly issue features individual daily readings and selected Scripture passages. And because it leads readers to delve still deeper into their Bibles, it helps them spend more time with the Word. There's event a missionary prayer calendar to encourage daily prayer for Southern Baptist missionaries. Readers are making a difference in their lives and in the world through daily prayer and Bible study. So guide your members to see the light of God's presence - through Open Windows.

    Stand Firm Magazine - Quarterly
    This monthly devotional guide for men contains brief devotional readings, role-model interviews, reviews, and short feature articles that easily fit into every man's busy schedule. Each colorful issue offers daily encouragement to stand firm by cultivating the discipline of daily Bible reading and encouraging men to stay true to their commitments and responsibilities.

    LifeWalk - Quarterly Magazine
    What could happen in your church if every adult read the entire Bible in the next 12 months? The living, breathing Word of God literally transforms people when it takes hold of their hearts and minds. The results of an entire church that has collectively read and understood the Scriptures would be staggering, wouldn't it? Most people really want to read through the Bible. But most find it difficult to stay on course unless they have a guide. LifeWalk is that guide. LifeWalk provides a systematic plan for your church to read the entire Bible together in a year. The monthly guide helps members understand what they're reading and how the Bible books intertwine and historically fit to effectively communicate God's divine purpose and plan. Your congregation can discover the who, what, when, where and why of each book of the Bible in just 12 months....with LifeWalk.

    Distinctives
    • Book introductions - includes foundational study with book divisions, timelines, locations and topics discussed
    • Overview - sets the scene for that day's study
    • Your Daily Walk - applies the day's reading in practical, thoughtful ways for personal relevance and life change
    • Insight - features nuggets contained in the day's reading to broaden members' scriptural understanding


    Let's Worship Magazine - Quarterly
    Let’s Worship is a worship-planning magazine for pastors and worship leaders that includes a CD-ROM full of sermons, music ideas, dramatic sketches, and more to equip your worship ministry.
  • Hear Know Do - Linear/Prescriptive

    LifeWay takes time to understand how kids play and how they learn. And they know that you need resources you can trust to connect kids to God's Word - leading them toward knowing Christ and growing in relationship with Him. Learning occurs through ten prescriptive levels of biblical learning concepts that are taught in a very linear approach, providing the foundation for salvation and spiritual transformation. These foundational resources help kids hear God's Word, know God's Word and Do God's Word by learning to apply it to their lives.

    Bible Studies for Life - Preschool - Quarterly

    If you love to disciple kids and believe strengthening families is essential, then you'll love Bible Studies for Life: Kids. When the Bible meets their lives, kids see from an early age that our great God is for them--everyday. Bible Studies for Life: Kids provides a balanced approach to Bible concepts and foundational Bible stories. We know that young children learn differently than older children, and that each child is an individual with unique needs and learning styles. That's why Bible Studies for Life: Kids brings you effective, age-specific teaching solutions for babies through kindergarten.


    Age-appropriate Learning

  • Babies are constantly learning! Like you, we believe it's never too early to begin teaching babies who God is
  • 1s and 2s need action-oriented experiences that allow them to learn spiritual concepts through purposeful play
  • 3s-Pre-K require a balance of active and quiet activities. You'll find Bible stories that keep their attention, learning activities based on art; blocks; books, puzzles, home living; dramatic play; and nature and science allow children to choose activities at their own pace.
  • Kindergarten is packed with multi-sensory experiences to enhance learning. Each activity is carefully selected and placed according to where kindergartens might be developmentally throughout the year.
  • Sessions built around major life questions
  • Practical application and activities for sutdents to live it out
  • A weekly One Conversation tool that equips parents to lead spiritual discussions at home


  • Bible Studies for Life - Elementary - Quarterly
    Our studies for elementary ages will lead kids to know and connect with the God of the Bible. They will grow to understand that He is real and relevant to their everyday lives. Kids will learn to seek the truth through Scripture, and they will be challenged to apply those truths to their lives. Our expert writers incorporate into the curriculum their knowledge of how the kids in each age group develop and learn. This allows Bible Studies for Life: Kids to bring you effective, age-specific solutions as you minister to kids

    Age-Appropriate Learning

  • Grades 1 -2 First and second graders learn best through discovery. Because they are eager learners, this age group loves to ask questions and to play games. Bible Studies for Life: Kids provides high-energy activities to encourage social interaction.
  • Grades 3-4 Third and fourth graders are imaginative, creative and curious. They love to solve problems and plan. Bible Studies for Life: Kids provides activities designed for kids to learn by doing.
  • Grades 5 -6 - Preteen This unique age group is ready for spiritual answers and directions. They are beginning to adopt a religious belief system of their own. Bible Studies for Life: Kids offers rock solid biblical truths and life application that addresses the concerns preteens face in today's world. You'll also find gender specific teaching suggestions.
  • Special Buddies Every child can make a decision to become a Christian. That's why we created Special Buddies. It's a great match for self-contained special needs classes or for individualized teaching for your kids with special needs.


    • Explore the Bible - For Kids - Quarterly
      Explore the Bible is a brand new, book-by-book study for kids that takes babies through preteens on a journey into Scripture where they'll see the Bible in a way that will make them want to dig deep -- building a foundation for life transformation.


      Features
      Explore the Bible: Kids uses object-based learning to help kids dig deep! Check out how the ark stacks up to other famous ships. Experience the gigantic size of Goliath compared to…your own dad. Kids explore the people, places, and objects of the Bible in historical context and compare them to modern–day life. With Explore the Bible, kids aren't just learning the Bible; they're experiencing it!


      Worship Kidstyle - Quarterly
      Provides a worship experience for older preschoolers and children that is age-appropriate and fun. Leads them into worship and presents the concept for the session through exciting activities and video. Three-year scope and sequence linked to Bible Teaching for kids Sunday School curriculum for older preschoolers and kindergartners and elementary school-age children (Grades 1-6).

      Distinctives
      • Each edition contains reproducible leader guides and kid's worship guides
      • Leaders can choose from large-group and/or small groups
      • Can be used alongside your existing Bible Teaching for Kids resources to reinforce the Sunday Morning session




    More Magazine (1st & 2nd Graders) Quarterly
    Adventure Magazine (3rd & 4th Graders) Quarterly
    Bible Express Magazine (5th & 6th Graders) Quarterly
    Wrap up your kids' Sunday morning experience with devotional magazines to keep them tuned in to God's Word all week long. They'll help kids connect with and reflect on the week's Sunday School lesson.
    Know Own Known - Linear/discovery

    Lifeway believes student ministry should be a strategic thing. And so they developed a strategy that impacts a student's entire spiritual life: KNOWING God, OWNING their Faith, and making their faith KNOWN. Spiritual development occurs as students know God through Lordship and disciplines, own their faith through character and discernment, and make their faith known through relationships and influence. This process is linear allowing for discover through experience.

    KNOWN - Quarterly
    Sunday School curriculum designed to provide a holistic approach to student spiritual development, helping students know Christ, own their faith, and make their faith known. Over the course of one year, students will study two different topics from each of the six areas of student spiritual development: lordship, disciplines, character, discernment, relationships, and influence.

    Distinctives
    • Leader Guide includes two-page, easy to use basic teaching plans and a mid-week talk sheet for each session
    • Online you'll find free insights, teaching options, Midweek event, monthly parent meeting plan and podcasts for leaders, parents and students
    • Midweek event includes PowerPoint games, and worship ideas to help tie the Midweek to Sunday
    • Student guide is magazine format


    Bible Studies for Life: Students - Quarterly

    The Gospel Project for Students helps to develop and equip your student ministry with a deeper understanding of Scripture and how the story of Jesus Christ ties it all together. In every week and in every lesson, your students will encounter the gospel through the in-depth study of Bible, theology, and missions, with the view of seeing how all the Scriptures point to Jesus, and how the gospel has the ability to transform a student's life. As your students move through The Gospel Project and allow the truth of the gospel to work on them, move through them, and transform them, they begin to realize that they are participants in God's gospel project.


    Features
  • A leader guide to equip your teachers to connect their students to each session. Convey the Biblical content and ways to illustrate it and ways to show how the material collides with students' everyday lives.
  • A Personal Study Guide that provides for your students weekly devotionals leading up to each week's lesson, main points of each lesson to follow along while listening to the teacher and questions for personal reflection and much, much more.
  • The material is specifically designed to be adaptable to different teaching styles and formats, whether it is Sunday School or small groups


  • Explore the Bible - Students - Quarterly

    Explore the Bible: Students is a book-by-book Bible study designed to equip students to study the Bible personally. Each session is uniquely crafted to help students dwell in the Word and apply it to their daily lives.


    Everything You Need to Know to be A Teenager (6th Graders)
    This unique study makes that difficult preteen-to-teen transition just a little bit easier. It's an entire year's worth of Bible Study that helps sixth graders move from Bible Stories to life-changing Bible Studies. Each Resource Box features a six-segment DVD, CD-ROM, posters, one copy each of the Preteen Handbook and Leader Guide.

    Distinctives
    • Developed especially for preteens
    • Helps preteens shape a biblical worldview through life application
    • Includes Baptist doctrine
    • Easy lesson preparation
    • Personal Bible study for leaders including commentary to encourage spiritual growth
    • Hints to help you each step of the way


    Living with Teenagers- Quarterly Magazine
    Monthly magazine offers plenty of help and hope for parents of teens from a Christian perspective. Great resource for student ministry, too. Living with Teenagers can help you guide parents through these sometimes difficult parenting years.

    Distinctives
    • Includes articles for parents based on student's KNOWN Sunday School topics
    • Family discussion questions based on KNOWN article
    • Guidance to avoid common parenting mistakes
    • Unique insights into the inner world of teens
    • Practical tips for raising godly teens
    • Wise counsel form experts in the field


    Life Focus - Quarterly
    This all in one resource for grades 7 through 12 brings it all together - all the ages, all the right messages, and all the lessons and activities you need! Plan an effective, all age Bible study with options for older and younger students and still communicate lessons clearly.

    Distinctives
    • Leader Guide with discussion - or activity-based teaching plans
    • Magazine format Learner Guide serves as the basis for in-class study and discussion during your weekly session
    • Leader Pack includes everything youth leaders need to support an effective weekly Bible study


    EcMagazine - Quarterly
    The newly redesigned ec helps students understand that faith isn't a one-time decision - their relationship with Christ should affect part of their lives: school, stress, acne, dating, and the things they say, and the clothes they wear: ec magazine is for a student's whole life, because that's what God is concerned with - everything. Magazine includes articles and information on teens' daily lices and spiritual concepts struggles, and truths.

    Distinctives
    • Includes devotionals for every day of the month
    • Devotional supplement
    • Support Life Focus curriculum
    Connect Grow Serve Go - Discovery/Balanced/Integrated

    A majority of 20 and 30 somethings have decided church is optional, and that's simply not acceptable. The good news is, LifeWay also have learned from churches succeeding in young adult ministry how to solve the problem. So, LifeWay wants to offer your church tools to fix it - solutions to help you start and sustain small groups, Sunday School classes, and all manner of Bible Studies designed to introduce young adults to Jesus and to help them grow as Christians. Spiritual Growth occurs incrementally and concurrently as young adults interact with the 15 biblical concepts that impact their personal experiences and practical life situations. Learning should integrate connecting, growing, serving and going in balanced spiritual development. LifeWay can help you train and grow your young adult leaders. They have leadership books and events for that purpose. And if you need great events for your young adults, they have those as well.

    Bible Studies for Life - Students - Quarterly
    Bible Studies for Life: Students is a curriculum designed to show students where the Bible meets their lives. With a focus on discussion and application of key biblical truth for their life right now, Bible Studies for Life: Students is perfect for groups that desire to make the connection between knowing what the Bible says and doing what the Bible says.


    Features
    • A Focused, easy-to-follow teaching plan around one biblical truth
    • three different opportunities for you to create an experience with students to drive home the point
    • tips from an experienced student pastor to help you share God's truth
    • commentary for leaders specific to the session
    • Sessions built around major life questions
    • Practical application and activities for students to live it out
    • A Weekly One Conversation tool that equips parents to lead spiritual discussions at home.


      • Explore the Bible - Quarterly
        Explore the Bible: Young Adults provides a deep Bible study experience in a flexible, discussion-driven format. These studies will help college students and young adults dig deep into Scripture and challenge them to live it out in their own context.


        Distinctives
        • A Bible reading plan to help young adults develop personal discipline in reading God's Word
        • Individual and group challenges to act upon what they have heard from the text
        • Biblical spiritual disciplines such as Scripture memory and meditation, acts, or gifts of charity and mercy, prayer and fasting, Sabbath rests, etc.


          • Access – Quarterly
            This resource includes many features that illustrate God's love and introduces Bible concepts to adults who have mental disabilities. Through stories, photographs, biblical teaching pictures, and activities, this special curriculum will help learners apply biblical truths to daily life. This resource helps learners understand how God's presence can be seen in their lives and what it truly means to be a Christian.

            Distinctives
            • Weekly Bible stories written at a simplified reading level
            • Teaching pictures to help with the presentation of the Bible story
            • Bible verse of the week
            • Real-life stories that students understand
            • Detailed teaching plans, suggestions, and study helps
            • Weekly ministry ideas for leaders
            • Large / small group activities
            • Options and ideas in the margin of the Learner Guide for quick reference
            • Leader Pack provides full-color posters and an enhanced CD to use along with the teaching activities suggested in the Leader Guide


            • Everything You Need to Know to be A Teenager (6th Graders)
              This unique study makes that difficult preteen-to-teen transition just a little bit easier. It's an entire year's worth of Bible Study that helps sixth graders move from Bible Stories to life-changing Bible Studies. Each Resource Box features a six-segment DVD, CD-ROM, posters, one copy each of the Preteen Handbook and Leader Guide.

              Distinctives
              • Developed especially for preteens
              • Helps preteens shape a biblical worldview through life application
              • Includes Baptist doctrine
              • Easy lesson preparation
              • Personal Bible study for leaders including commentary to encourage spiritual growth
              • Hints to help you each step of the way


              Living with Teenagers- Quarterly Magazine
              Monthly magazine offers plenty of help and hope for parents of teens from a Christian perspective. Great resource for student ministry, too. Living with Teenagers can help you guide parents through these sometimes difficult parenting years.

              Distinctives
              • Includes articles for parents based on student's KNOWN Sunday School topics
              • Family discussion questions based on KNOWN article
              • Guidance to avoid common parenting mistakes
              • Unique insights into the inner world of teens
              • Practical tips for raising godly teens
              • Wise counsel form experts in the field


              Life Focus - Quarterly
              This all in one resource for grades 7 through 12 brings it all together - all the ages, all the right messages, and all the lessons and activities you need! Plan an effective, all age Bible study with options for older and younger students and still communicate lessons clearly.

              Distinctives
              • Leader Guide with discussion - or activity-based teaching plans
              • Magazine format Learner Guide serves as the basis for in-class study and discussion during your weekly session
              • Leader Pack includes everything youth leaders need to support an effective weekly Bible study


              EcMagazine - Quarterly
              The newly redesigned ec helps students understand that faith isn't a one-time decision - their relationship with Christ should affect part of their lives: school, stress, acne, dating, and the things they say, and the clothes they wear: ec magazine is for a student's whole life, because that's what God is concerned with - everything. Magazine includes articles and information on teens' daily lices and spiritual concepts struggles, and truths.

              Distinctives
              • Includes devotionals for every day of the month
              • Devotional supplement
              • Support Life Focus curriculum